Effingham County

Illinois Man Pleads Guilty In Niece’s MurderA central Illinois man admitted he killed his niece and was sentenced to life in prison without parole.
Mother Of Murdered 7-Year-Old Released From JailThe mother of the 7-year-old girl who was stabbed to death in Effingham County, Illinois in September is back home after serving jail time for lying to police during the investigation.
Willow Long's Mom Pleads Guilty to ObstructionThe mother of a 7-year-old Illinois girl who authorities say was stabbed to death by her uncle was sentenced to 120 days in jail.
Trial Pushed Back For Man Accused Of Killing NieceA 22-year-old Effingham County man accused of fatally stabbing his 7-year-old niece won't go on trial until next year.
Grand Jury Indicts Justin DeRyke on First Degree MurderThe 22-year-old uncle of Willow Long was indicted Wednesday on three counts of first degree murder.
Uncle of Willow Long Faces Murder ChargesAuthorities say Justin D. DeRyke, 22, of Watson, Ill. has been arrested for the murder of Willow Long.
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